The manufacturing process used to manufacture clothes has come under scrutiny in India after it was discovered that it is not only the production process itself that is affected, but also the clothes themselves.
In a new report, a team of researchers from the University of Maryland School of Engineering and Applied Science has identified several key issues that could prevent the supply chain from delivering quality garments to consumers.
The team’s report, titled “Manufacturing Process in India: Implications for the Suppliers of Clothing and Clothing Products,” examines the process of manufacturing clothing.
According to the report, “the manufacturing process has not improved the quality of the products produced.”
Instead, the team says, the manufacturing process is plagued by a number of issues, including the following:The manufacturing process relies on machines that can produce garments at a relatively high cost.
The team’s team notes that the manufacturing of clothing at this scale often requires the use of automated machines and has been known to use chemicals that have been linked to cancer.
Furthermore, there is a shortage of skilled labor in India, especially in manufacturing.
The study notes that there are about 1,000 textile workers working in the textile industry in India.
In addition, many of these workers have been subjected to sexual harassment.
According the report:The lack of training and supervision is one of the primary issues in the manufacturing chain, as well as the lack of an industrial governance structure, according to the team.
The lack of control over manufacturing processes in India can also impact the quality and safety of garments, as the process can be influenced by the production of clothes in multiple ways.
The report highlights how many of the issues that have led to the manufacturing problems include:The process is slow, costly and cumbersome.
The quality of garments is also affected by the process.
In the past few years, the textile industries in India have seen a sharp decline in the quality standards of the apparel products being produced.
According, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said that there has been a “decline in quality in the cotton and silk production processes.”
This has meant that factories have been unable to keep up with demand for garments.
The process has also led to a reduction in the number of textile workers.
In 2016, the India-based Textile Manufacturers Association (SIMA) launched a campaign to tackle the manufacturing and supply chain issues that the report identifies.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about the issues affecting the textile sector in India and has seen over 2,500 companies participating in the initiative.